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Lost Pet Information:

Looking for a Lost Pet?

  • You should check the shelter at minimum every other day.
  • Animals are brought in by Animal Control 24 hours a day.
  • Go to the "D" building (Quarantine) first. (A staff member will escort you through the building to see if your pet has arrived.)
  • If you do not see your animal in D, walk the adoption kennels A, B and C.
  • Notify a staff member immediately if you see your animal so the kennel can be properly tagged with your information.
  • Staff members will give you instructions to follow to reclaim your pet.

If you do not find your pet:

  • Post your lost pet on CenTex Lost Pets
  • Hang flyers around your neighborhood.
  • Place an ad on Craigslist
  • If you cannot make it to the shelter to look for your pet you can look on the Humane Society of Central Texas' website. Please note: not ALL animals will show up on the site. It is VERY important to come to the shelter to look for your animal.

Printable Animal Ordinance Informational Handout (English/Spanish)

Alternatives to Surrendering Your Animal

See the entire Municipal Code of Ordinances relating to animals in the City of Waco here.

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